crossword puzzle

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: a puzzle in which words that are the answers to clues are written into a pattern of numbered squares that go across and down My father does the crossword puzzle every morning.

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“Crossword puzzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crossword%20puzzle. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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crossword puzzle

noun
cross·​word puzzle | \ ˌkrȯs-ˌwərd- \

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: a puzzle in which words are filled into a pattern of numbered squares in answer to clues so that they read across and down

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